Serving Horry, Georgetown, and Marion Counties
Good News Club (GNC)
Our largest and most recognizable program is Good News Club®. This is a one hour Bible club held in public elementary schools. Some ask how it is possible to read the Bible, pray, and teach the ten commandments on public school grounds. The answer is in the case of CEF vs. Milford Central School in 2001 where the Supreme Court ruled that CEF had equal access to the public elementary school as other after school programs.
Christian Youth In Action (CYIA)
Another exciting CEF ministry is designed for the summer months utilizing teenagers in the form of Christian Youth In Action® (CYIA). In June and July, all across the United States hundreds of young people are trained to conduct 5-Day Clubs. Throughout the summer they have many opportunities to present the Gospel to boys and girls in recreational centers, boys and girls clubs, YMCA’s, parks, homes, community centers, and anywhere the doors are open. These teenagers are experiencing the joy of leading others to the Lord and learning that it is not something that they do for the summer but is part of who they are for the rest of their lives.
These exciting, fun-filled one and one-half hour clubs are held each day for five consecutive days usually during the summer. A 5-Day Clubs looks similar to Good News Clubs in that they include dynamic Bible lessons, creative learning activities, an inspiring missionary story, meaningful songs, and life-changing Scripture memorization. However, these clubs are mostly taught during the summer and are led by trained Christians (Christian Youth In Action summer missionaries).
Children's Ministry Conference
A one day training event to help get new Good News Club workers prepared for their positions in local clubs and to update veteran GNC workers on new methods and tips for local Good News Clubs.
Children's Ministries Institute
The Children's Ministries Institute® provides specialized, practical training in children's ministries not found in Bible colleges or Christian universities. Those working in the local church and other mission organizations can benefit from the training which will enable them to minister to children in their sphere of influence and train others. Locally, CEF offers "Teaching Children Effectively 1" to equip students with basic skills and effective methods to evangelize children. Emphasis is placed on organizing and conducting meaningful classroom activities which can enrich children spiritually. Other classes are offered online. See several training options here.
Christmas Across America
A fun, evangelistic and innovative event for kids! Christmas Across America is a national effort that provides the means to celebrate one of the most amazing events in all of history—the birth of Jesus! Find out more and how you can get involved in reaching unreached children with the true meaning of Christmas.